Re: Using Cereal for exclusively breastfed baby
with everything above. Cereal in a bottle = a dangerous and outdated idea.
If your MIL is being a bit too nosy/pushy when it comes to breastfeeding- and to me, it sounds like she is- now is a good time to draw a line in the sand and make it clear that you're not going to change the way you parent. Otherwise the pushiness never stops. Drawing the line doesn't have to be mean. You can be gentle about it. But the next time your MIL says something like "Are you really planning to nurse for months and months?" (or whatever), you can respond with something like "You know, my nursing relationship with my baby is kind of a private thing. Instead of talking it to death, let's just let it unfold as nature intends."
One last thing- your baby sounds like a really good sleeper, especially for a kid with reflux issues! Don't be too surprised if he starts waking more than 2x per night. Most babies do start waking more as time goes on- but that doesn't mean it's time for cereal in a bottle. It's just a natural part of babyhood.
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